Micro Four Thirds
Panasonic LX1000 Four Thirds compact camera coming soon
The name of the Panasonic compact camera with a Four Thirds image sensor may have showed up on the web. It is rumored that the device will be called Panasonic LX1000 and that it will indeed be capable of recording 4K videos. Regardless of its name and features, the shooter will definitely be announced within the next few days.
First Silver Olympus E-M1 photo leaked, new update confirmed
Olympus is preparing to make several announcements in the near future, including the long-rumored PEN E-PL7. Right before the huge August 30 event, the first Silver Olympus E-M1 photo has been leaked on the web. Additionally, a sources is claiming that a firmware update will be released soon and will bring 4K video recording to the E-M1.
First Olympus E-PL7 photo leaked on the web
After numerous leaks, it seems like it is the turn of the first Olympus E-PL7 photos to show up on the web. This upcoming PEN-series camera has had its manual photos, specifications, price, and release date leaked on the web. The photo is here to reveal some interesting design changes, so read this article to find that out!
First Olympus fast prime lens to be announced at Photokina 2014
Olympus has allegedly decided to working on a prime lens with a very bright aperture. If this is true, then it will become the company’s first such optic for Micro Four Thirds cameras. The development of the Olympus fast prime lens will be announced sometime in the near future and, most likely, at the Photokina 2014 event.
Panasonic 12mm f/1.2 OIS lens patent leaked on the web
Panasonic has patented multiple variations of a 12mm lens that would compete against the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2 if it were to become available on the market. The most exciting of all versions is the Panasonic 12mm f/1.2 OIS lens, which would be the best wide-angle optic for Micro Four Thirds photographers.
Panasonic GM2 camera to feature an electronic viewfinder
Panasonic has been rumored to introduce a new mirrorless camera with a Micro Four Thirds sensor for quite some time now. According to reliable sources, MFT adopters will soon be able to buy a Panasonic GM2 camera, as this is the model in question. The greatest surprise for them would be the addition of an EVF in GM1’s successor.
Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO zoom lens price leaked again
Olympus is expected to announce its second PRO-series lens around the Photokina 2014. Before the event, the Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO zoom lens price is once again a main subject within the rumor mill. According to trusted sources, the high-quality zoom optic will cost AUD$1,500 in Australia and US$1,300 in the US, respectively.
Olympus E-M5 replacement rumored to be in development
The Olympus E-M5 replacement has made its way into the rumor mill once again. It appears that a successor to this mirrorless camera is in the works. However, it will not be announced at the Photokina 2014. According to inside sources, the OM-D-series Micro Four Thirds shooter will be succeeded by a new model sometime in early 2015.
Olympus E-PL7 announcement date set for August 30
After months of rumors and speculation, the Olympus E-PL7 announcement date has showed up on the web. The company will hold the PEN Collection 2014 event as of August 30 and it says that attendees will be able to test a new PEN camera, which is the E-PL7. The shooter will pack a Micro Four Thirds sensor, WiFi, and more!
Olympus E-PL7 camera shows up on Taiwan’s NCC website
The Olympus E-PL7 camera has been mentioned once again. This time, the Micro Four Thirds shooter has had its name registered on the website of the Taiwan-based National Communications Commission. The shooter’s specs and release date in Japan have already been leaked, so all that remains now is its official launch.
Olympus 9mm f/1.8 PRO lens coming soon to the market
Olympus has announced that it is working on multiple PRO-series optics. However, the rumor mill is claiming that multiple other models are also on their way. Among them, we can find the Olympus 9mm f/1.8 PRO lens, which has been previously rumored to come packed with a maximum aperture of f/2.8 instead of f/1.8.
A new Panasonic GH camera will not be announced at Photokina
Panasonic will launch a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with a Micro Four Thirds sensor in the near future. The launch will occur sometime around the Photokina 2014. It appears that a new Panasonic GH camera is not coming at the event, while the GF, GX, and G series are on hold, leaving only one possibility: a GM-series model.
More hints that new Panasonic MFT cameras are coming soon
The rumor mill is once again targeting Panasonic and its Micro Four Thirds line-up. It appears that two new Panasonic MFT cameras will be unveiled soon. How soon? Well, late August or early September, so that the Panasonic mirrorless and compact models will be ready to show up at the Photokina 2014 event taking place in mid-September.
New Olympus E-PL7 details revealed, including release date
Sources familiar with the matter have leaked more Olympus E-PL7 details. Among them we can find new specs, such as 3-axis image stabilization technology, and availability information. It has been confirmed that the Micro Four Thirds camera will be announced soon and will be scheduled for a September 20 release date in Japan.
High-end Olympus OM-D Micro Four Thirds camera coming soon
The rumor mill has been pretty active when it comes to upcoming Olympus products. The latest details are hinting at a Olympus OM-D Micro Four Thirds camera, which is expected to become official this September. It is said that the mirrorless camera will not replace the OM-D E-M5 and that it will record 4K videos.
Mitakon 42.5mm f/1.2 lens coming soon for Micro Four Thirds
Good news for Micro Four Thirds camera owners! Mitakon is preparing to release a new optic for photographers using such mirrorless cameras. According to highly-reliable sources, the Mitakon 42.5mm f/1.2 lens has resumed development and will become available for purchase sometime by the end of the year.
Olympus E-M1 to become 4K-ready via firmware update this fall
Panasonic GH4 is a Micro Four Thirds camera capable of recording 4K videos. As things stand, the competition is rather scarce. However, things may get better soon, as the Olympus E-M1 is rumored to receive a firmware update this September. Among other features, the new firmware should allow OM-D E-M1 users to record 4K videos.
Panasonic rumored to launch new Micro Four Thirds camera soon
This year’s edition of the Photokina event will be one of the most exciting ever as multiple companies are rumored to bring a lot of new products to this show. It is becoming more and more obvious that Panasonic is joining the party in order to show off a new Micro Four Thirds camera, which will be first unveiled within the next few weeks.
Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens coming soon
The already-rumored Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens is on the verge of becoming official. Trusted sources are reporting that this lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras will become official sometime in the next few weeks. Moreover, a “Black” version of the 12mm f/2 lens is also expected to be released in the neighboring future.
Olympus 9mm f/2.8 lens specs and price leaked on the web
Olympus is rumored to introduce a new wide-angle lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras in the near future. Ahead of this imminent announcement, the specs and price of the Olympus 9mm f/2.8 lens have showed up on the web. The product may become the second optic of the high-grade Olympus PRO series in the following months.
New Olympus OM-D mirrorless camera to be announced this fall
Earlier this year it was revealed that Olympus is working on an OM-D series camera with a full frame image sensor. The model is supposed to be launched at the Photokina 2014. Well, it seems like the company has even more plans for this fall as a new Olympus OM-D mirrorless camera with Micro Four Thirds sensor is also coming!